VSP Investigating Fatal Hang-Glider Crash in Shenandoah County


Shenandoah County, Virginia

Release via VSP:

Virginia State Police Trooper A. Ehrhard is investigating a fatal hang-glider crash in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred Thursday, (March 3) at 3:07 p.m. at the intersection of Woodstock Tower Road and Burnshire Lane.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a hang-glider lost control and collided with a tree before it struck the ground.

The pilot and sole occupant, Ward F. Odenwald, 71, of Woodbine, Md., died at the scene of the crash. His remains were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas for an autopsy and examination.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

The FAA was notified of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Sergeant Brent Coffey
Virginia State Police
Public Information Officer


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